How the AP and Getty Cover the Olympics

Nice piece over at Gizmodo by Mario Aguilar about how the Associated Press and Getty Images are covering the Winter Olympics – everything from the technology to the philosophy is covered.

Browsing the wire, you notice that the AP’s photos also have a grittier, newsier look about them. They tend not to be as closely cropped so that you can see spectators. It’s a look that’s both big picture and unflinching; you’re more likely to see the imperfection of a skier’s form or the strain in figure skater’s face than you are from the polished photos produced by Getty.

It’s really interesting how much the audience for each is dictating how they cover the events.

Mark E. Johnson

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